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Emotional Contagion, EMG and Hypnotizability

Olin, Malin LU (2008) PSY142 20101
Department of Psychology
Abstract (Swedish)
The aim of this study was to investigate if highly hypnotizable individuals are more easily emotional contagion opposed to low hypnotizable ones. The participants were shown pictures of happy and angry male faces while facial muscle activity was measured by EMG over the Zygomaticus Major (smiling muscle) and the Corrugator Supercilii (frowning muscles). The hypothesis was that highly hypnotizable individuals would have a more pronounced mimic
equivalent to the picture in sight. No significant results confirming the hypothesis were found. However, regardless the facial expression on the picture, low hypnotizable persons significantly provided to a higher degree Zygmaticus Major activity in opposition to the high ones. To conclude highly... (More)
The aim of this study was to investigate if highly hypnotizable individuals are more easily emotional contagion opposed to low hypnotizable ones. The participants were shown pictures of happy and angry male faces while facial muscle activity was measured by EMG over the Zygomaticus Major (smiling muscle) and the Corrugator Supercilii (frowning muscles). The hypothesis was that highly hypnotizable individuals would have a more pronounced mimic
equivalent to the picture in sight. No significant results confirming the hypothesis were found. However, regardless the facial expression on the picture, low hypnotizable persons significantly provided to a higher degree Zygmaticus Major activity in opposition to the high ones. To conclude highly hypnotizable individuals were not more easily emotional contagion
compared to the low hypnotizable ones. The low ones had a significantly higher Zygmaticus Major activity to both stimuli. (Less)
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Olin, Malin LU
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PSY142 20101
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
primitive emotional contagion, hypnotizability, EMG, facial expression, mimic
language
English
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1607204
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2010-06-02 11:12:50
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to investigate if highly hypnotizable individuals are more easily emotional contagion opposed to low hypnotizable ones. The participants were shown pictures of happy and angry male faces while facial muscle activity was measured by EMG over the Zygomaticus Major (smiling muscle) and the Corrugator Supercilii (frowning muscles). The hypothesis was that highly hypnotizable individuals would have a more pronounced mimic
equivalent to the picture in sight. No significant results confirming the hypothesis were found. However, regardless the facial expression on the picture, low hypnotizable persons significantly provided to a higher degree Zygmaticus Major activity in opposition to the high ones. To conclude highly hypnotizable individuals were not more easily emotional contagion
compared to the low hypnotizable ones. The low ones had a significantly higher Zygmaticus Major activity to both stimuli.},
  author       = {Olin, Malin},
  keyword      = {primitive emotional contagion,hypnotizability,EMG,facial expression,mimic},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Emotional Contagion, EMG and Hypnotizability},
  year         = {2008},
}